The summer will be a delight for all Strongman fans around the world, as Giants Live has just revealed exciting information about the 2023 World Open & Deadlift World Championships. This event will take place on September 2nd, in Cardiff, Wales, and now the full 14-man lineup and one guest lifter for the event have been revealed on Giants Live’s Instagram.
While the 2023 World Open and Deadlift World Championships are technically two competitions, they have been merged into one. So, the Deadlift World Championships only feature the deadlift where the goal is to set a new World Record. In turn, the same deadlift is counted as the first event of the 2023 World Open, which will then feature a series of events after it.
2023 Giants Live World Open & Deadlift World Championships Lineup
Note: Graham Hicks and Jamal Browner will exclusively participate in the deadlift event, while all the other athletes will compete in both the strongman and deadlift events.
- Gavin Bilton
- Luke Stoltman
- Graham Hicks
- Rauno Heinla
- Oleksii Novikov
- Evan Singleton
- Ivan Makarov
- Jamal Browner
- Rob Kearney
- Shane Flowers
- Evans Nana
- Austin Andrade
- Pa O’Dwyer
- Oskar Ziolkowski
- Lucy Underdown (Guest Lifter)
2023 World Deadlift Championships
Judging by the lineup, the 2023 World Open & Deadlift World Championships are set to be better than ever. This is especially true for the Deadlift World Championships since many of the athletes specialize in this event. Furthermore, Giants Live invited Jamal Browner, regarded as one of the best deadlifters in the world of powerlifting.
Another contender for the Deadlift World Championships portion of the event is definitely Ivan Makarov. The Russian athlete has been chasing the World Record for multiple years now.
The next deadlift world record contender is Rauno Heinla, who had the heaviest pull in the last year’s edition of the contest with 476 kilograms (1,049.4 pounds).
2023 Giants Live World Open
As for the World Open portion of the event, the athletes will have to perform well in a series of events, rather than just the deadlift. So, the favorites for this competition are different. There are multiple title contenders, but the most notable one is the former World’s Strongest Man, Oleksii Novikov
Many other athletes will still aim to surprise everyone, with the standout name being Evan Singleton who will try to shake up the podium. The T-Rex is full of confidence coming off a fifth-place finish at the 2023 World’s Strongest Man competition, and an incredible season overall.
The 2023 Giants Live World Open will also feature multiple young talents and relatively new names in the elite stage, who will give their all to prove themselves and breakthrough to the pro scene.
A lot of money will be up for grabs at the 2023 Giants Live World Open and Deadlift World Championships. Most notably, if anyone manages to deadlift 505 kilograms (1,113.3 pounds) they will receive $55,000 as a reward. This has been the case in the past years as well, but it looks very feasible this year due to an incredible 15-man lineup.